Kerala govt's plan for television channel shot down

The Kerala state government may be one of the deepest when it comes to debt, but it didn't stop them from planning to start a airline and a satellite television channel, to publicise its own programmes.

While the plan for the airlines is on hold, the plan for a satellite television channel has already been shot down by the Central government which said that regulations did not allow the operation of a channel by the state government.

What will the Kerala government do next? PTI

According to an Indian Express report, apart from announcing the plan in the Kerala Assembly, the state government had already hired a senior journalist as the chief executive of the channel and two others as members of the co-ordination committee for it.

However, the secretary for Information and Broadcasting said that existing laws stated that state owned bodies couldn't own or run television channels.

There is still hope for the Kerala government's plan though. Minister for information and broadcasting Manish Tiwari was quoted as saying in another report that the government could consider reviewing the rules.

 


Updated Date: Nov 20, 2012 10:14 AM

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